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Tuesday, 8 February 2005
Page: 235

Senator Stott Despoja asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training, upon notice, on 9 December 2004:

Will the Minister provide copies of any recommendations, advice, comments or draft reports or recommendations prepared by the department regarding the review of Australia’s national legislation on human reproductive cloning and/or human embryonic stem cell research.

Senator Vanstone (Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs) —The Minister for Education, Science and Training has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

Advice prepared by the Department regarding the reviews of the Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002 and the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 is confidential policy advice provided to Ministers.